Submitted by Bibliofuture on July 1, 2005 - 2:03am
I receive an email with the subject line "Titgroup: titgroup in antwerp heart of Europe". I roll my eyes and wonder why my spam filter works so poorly. But the rest of the subject line does not seem to fit for a sex related email so I open the message. The message seems to be spam but it is not of the porn variety. It seems several people of the marine persuasion from Belgium have decided to open a marine services company called "Titgroup".
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 19, 2005 - 12:04am
On the cover of the hardcover edition of The Gulag Archipelago there is the following quote that I have always found interesting.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 14, 2005 - 3:20pm
I have been selling books online. Recently I have had two orders that have gone to prisons and I have had problems with each order. One book went to a federal prison in Louisiana. Two weeks after I mailed the book I recieved the book back from the post office. There was a sticker on the package that books could only be sent by bookstores and direct from publishers. On the first package I had only included my return address but not the name of my store. I have a batch of return labels that is only big enough for my street address, city, and state.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 11, 2005 - 9:12am
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 11, 2005 - 5:29am
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
- Franklin P. Adams
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 9, 2005 - 5:59pm
I purchased a copy of The Da Vinci Code at a book sale to resell online. On the title page of the book is this ISBN 0385504209. The book is a trade edition size paperback but the ISBN on Amazon links to the hardcover edition of the book. Printed on the back of the book is a price barcode and an ISBN. This is not a sticker put on by the store but it is a printed part of the back cover. The barcode has a barcode number and at the top of the barcode it says ISBN and list this number 0965707202. Run this ISBN at Amazon and see what you get.
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Here is a link to a little project I have been working on at night that deals with the US Mints 50 State Quarters program. If anyone has any book suggestions I would be happy to hear them.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 19, 2005 - 6:39am
I think I like Roger Ebert so much because you can learn from his reviews. I think a good movie maker could do worse then reading all the reviews of Roger Ebert and taking some of the advice contained in them.
Here is a line that I liked from Ebert's review on the "Revenge of the Sith". special effects should be judged not by their complexity but by the degree that they stimulate the imagination
Full review here.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 18, 2005 - 4:55pm
Frontline ran a story called "Is Walmart Good for America". They also created a webpage that has some detailed information. The page does a good job of giving opposing viewpoints. In the section about "The China Connection" there is discussion from both sides.
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Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 7, 2005 - 6:25am
People interested in intellectual property might find this book fun. Other people might find it fun also.
The Pickup Artist
As a pickup artist, Hank Shapiro has the responsibility of confiscating works of art slated for elimination to make room for works by new artists. When he succumbs to the urge to listen one more time to a forbidden Hank Williams song, he becomes a fugitive and discovers a strange underground organization dedicated to saving the past.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 7, 2005 - 5:38am
With technology like this coming on the market it suprises me that ebook readers have not made better inroads. Clearly the technology is there. We just have to wait for the law and people to catch up.
What do people think of the "Pepper Pad?" (Link above)
Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 7, 2005 - 3:24am
I found a cool website called http://www.paperbackswap.com The idea behind the site is that you post your paperbacks on the site. If another member wants the paperback you send it to them and you receive a credit. Your credit then allows you to request a book from someone else. I listed a stack of good paperbacks that I own. For listing nine books you receive three credits.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 6, 2005 - 5:49am
Several years ago I read a story at Wired.com about a man that accidently dropped his digital camera into a lake and after it dried out it took really neat pictures. The original article I read is still on Wired. I recently found that there is a book that compiles some photos taken with the camera. The book is called Mr Eaves And His Magic Camera.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 1, 2005 - 4:21pm
I found one Publish America book that is getting very good reviews. I looked on WorldCat and found that three libraries have the item. Two are in Louisiana and one is in California. I believe the author lives in Louisiana. Somehow the California library discovered the book and decided to add it to their collection.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on April 20, 2005 - 4:47pm
Using the satellite feature in Google maps I was scrolling around Bellevue, Nebraske. Just to the west of Offutt AFB a famer wrote a message in his farm field. The message was captured by the satellite images. Here is a second image that is from a higher vantage point so you can see the runway and the message in the field.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on April 12, 2005 - 10:08pm
NPR has been replaying selected broadcasts of "This I Believe" and has also created some new episodes. "This I Believe" was a series done by Edward R. Murrow in the 1950's that asked numerous people to share their most fundamental and closely held beliefs. One of my favorites is by Robert Heinlein.